Friday, March 22, 2013

Draw the Circle - book review

The only way that I have survived this dead of winter is to keep a constant flow of Biblical thought going through my head. I have been diving into devotionals more than once a day because the constant flow has kept me uplifted and out of the doldrums. I was truly blessed to come across this devotional.

Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

The topic on how to pray better has circled around my Sunday school class for quite some time. I had never heard of circling someone or something in prayer until I started to read this book. I was very blessed to have this book fall into my lap at this time because I used it every moment of every day for this past two weeks with everything that has been going on here.

The boldness and the belief that happens when you circle something in prayer has some truly amazing results. The book goes through some examples that their congregation had actually experienced. I think my favorite was the stories that reminded me of Jericho. Walking around the wall again and again and again praying and praising the Lord for what He is going to do and believing it already done.

I truly enjoyed the pleasant reminders of the simple pieces to the power of prayer. How not all the pieces need to be placed together in every prayer but how changing the way you pray enhances your prayer. I loved the thought that you talk to God in prayer as you speak to your spouse of how you love them. The thought that you don't always tell your spouse how you love them through bought cards would mean that you shouldn't always use someone else's words to speak to God. Speaking to the Lord as you speak to your spouse...a brand new way of thinking. I've spoken to Him as a father and a brother and a friend but as a spouse hasn't crossed my mind as yet.

I did truly love the idea of circling with prayer. It puts a claim on things and creates a ring of protection around them. It's like creating an invisible wall.

I would suggest this book to anyone and everyone I can.

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